In 1946 during the Inter-Alliance Games of Berlin, the World laughed when they saw the clumsy looking man on the poster for Czechoslovakia. But as he accelerated during the 5000 metre race and crossed the finish line alone, the spectators exploded into cheers. Émil Zapotek seemed invincible after tw..
During the Inter-Alliance Games of Berlin, the World laughed when they saw Émil Zapotek. But after two Olympic Games he seemed invincible, not even the Czechoslovakian regime could stop him. Émil runs against decadence, and he smiles, even in the Uranium mines where he was banished to for supporting..
This work gathers material from the newspaper La Nación between 2006 and 2011, covering the great events that occurred to Liniers in that period, but also small details of his daily life. An approach full of sensitivity, intelligence, and humor. / Cosas que te pasan si estás vivo, que reúne materia..
This is Nabokov's penultimate novel, a literary tour de force whose protagonist is Hugh Person, a young North American editor who goes on various trips to Switzerland over the years. It was here that his father travelled to for the last time in his life and where Hugh should meet a distinguished wri..
Jérôme Angust, a bussiness man, is waiting at the airport gate for his delayed flight. He starts reading a book to kill time until an unknown man, Textor Texel, tries to start a conversation with him; despite Jérôme's lack of interest in the conversation, he slowly gets involved in a nightmare at th..
In the mid-eighteenth century, Alister Cox, the most prestigious watchmaker in Europe, arrives on the shores of China invited by the all-powerful Emperor Quiánlóng, who wants to make him some very special watches. As the artisan shapes his precise machinery, he begins to realize that he is like a pr..
The death of Matthias Bertomeu launches the mechanisms that make up this book and shows lives that rose on dark ground. Chirbes offers a stunning panorama: family as property values, real estate speculation, dark business, drugs, sex as currency, corruption that runs through the body of a troubled s..
These stories are told using illustrations from talented designers. The basic objective is to introduce the classics to the newer generations, but it is also intended for the whole family. The idea is to tell children of the third millennium, hooked to the television, internet and video games, the s..
Sidney and Alicia have been married for several years. The relationship with his wife is beginning to erode, so Alicia decides to take a long vacation in Brighton. Meanwhile, Sidney starts plotting schemes and thinks about what would happen if he would have to kill Alicia. As he imagines these horri..
Soon after the death of Che Guevara, the revolutionary Argentinean artist Carlos Alonso painted a picture that represented the figure of Christ with a gun on his shoulder. This image soon became an artistic symbol of the revolutionary fighter, the guerrilla who, rifle in hand, combats violence and t..
Highways, cars, loneliness and adventure soak these Motel Chronicles, a book of “broken histories”, autobiographical fragments, stories and poems that are all gifted with a fast paced and concise writing style. / Las carreteras, los coches, la soledad y la aventura empapan estas Crónicas de motel, ..
Written over many years, Lost Chronicles has been out of reach for many readers for a long time, for diverse and often obscure reasons. Its rescue and republication not only allowed for the appreciation of the literary talent of its author but also the surprising relevance his points of view still h..